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SAYING THE ALPHABET

New York Times, Sunday, July 30, 1995

Author:
Charles M. Deber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Charles M. Deber

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Deber. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 0730 ( 16,700 )
Across
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Davos denizens : SWISS
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Profess : AVER
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Environs of 1-Across : ALPS
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Seasons : SALTS
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Appropriate : COOPT
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Poet laureate Nahum : TATE
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Butterflies : FEAR
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March : TROOP
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BBBB : HONEYBUNCH
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EEEE : FACILITATE
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"I was at my girlfriend's," e.g. : ALIBI
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In flight : ALOFT
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Straight : ALINED
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Turn to twilight : DARKEN
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One, of a kind : LONER
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Graf _____ : SPEE
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Ring shouts : OLES
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TTTT : GOLFGADGETS
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Common dog's name : SPOT
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"Dear old _____" : DAD
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Clouds : BEDIMS
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Actress Gilbert of "Roseanne" : SARA
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Fur piece : STOLE
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Certain postings : EMAIL
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Captain's heading : ENE
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1969 Medicine Nobelist Salvador _____ : LURIA
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Scene of vice : DEN
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Comportment : CONDUCT
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Stadium parking lot activity : SCALPING
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Game item : DIE
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Caribou and elk : DEERS
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Let slip : FORGOT
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Gift : TALENT
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Addis _____ : ABABA
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QQQQ : LINEUPS
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Niacin and others : ACIDS
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Early round : PRELIM
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Greets the day : ARISES
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Pinch pennies : SKIMP
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Member of the crew : OAR
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Beef, venison et al. : REDMEATS
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Settled : PEOPLED
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Batter's stat : RBI
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R2D2, for one : DROID
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Bridge builder's deg. : BCE
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Boeing customer : USAIR
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Salon offerings : TINTS
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_____ about (approximately) : ONOR
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It's over from Dover : CALAIS
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Start of many movements' names : NEO
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Michener genre : SAGA
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IIIII : IMAGEMAKERS
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Medical suffix : ITIS
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Ballad subject, maybe : LASS
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Truth _____ : SERUM
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Catches, in a way : LASSOS
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Kickback, of a sort : RECOIL
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Overseas friend : AMIGO
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Boot : EVICT
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OOOO : ISINDEBTED
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UUUU : MANIPULATE
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First name in makeup : ESTEE
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Maison follower : ETTE
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Deco illustrator : ERTE
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Midmorning : TENAM
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Misses : NEEDS
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Easter supplies : DYES
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Was attractive : DREW
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Block : ESTOP
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Educ. edifice : SCH
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It may be pitched : WOO
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One of Plato's "Dialogues" : ION
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Lectures : SPEAKS
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Phraseology : STYLE
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"Three men in _____" : ATUB
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Bean flavoring : VANILLIN
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Nonspecific abbr. : ETC
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Shifts a portrait : REHANGS
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Yields : AFFORDS
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Green piece : LEAF
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Tontine, e.g. : PACT
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_____ Lanka : SRI
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Steps over a fence : STILE
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Most showy : ARTIEST
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It could be a credit to anyone : LOAN
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Shopping aid : TOTE
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Scurried : SPED
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All-nighter : BINGE
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Pool exercise : LAPS
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Kirkconnell, in ballad : LEA
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Numerical prefix : DODEC
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"13 Days to Glory"subject : ALAMO
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CCCC : REDANDBERING
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"All _____," (1984 comedy) : OFME
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"First see..." : STARI
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"The Country Girl" dramatist : ODETS
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Races : GALLOPS
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Goes ballistic : ERUPTS
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PPPP : PODDEDPLANTS
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Liquid fats : OLEINS
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Something to believe in : TENET
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JJJJ : BLUEBIRDS
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YYYY : SAGACIOUS
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Nonpareil : IDEAL
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Type of valve : INTAKE
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Floyd of the Grand Ole Opry : CRAMER
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Actress Braga : SONIA
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Flood point : CREST
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Feverish fits : AGUES
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Andiron : FIREDOG
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Walks awkwardly : LIMPS
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Sheba's locale : ARABIA
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Thin layer : LAMINA
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They receive many calls : PORTS
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Lance : SPEAR
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Sentences : DOOMS
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Children's song refrain : EIEIO
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Refuse : DROSS
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Azerbaijan's capital : BAKU
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Hall-of-Fame Pirate : CLEMENTE
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Like eagles : TALONED
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Abides : RESIDES
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Was deflected : CAROMED
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Long Island airport town : ISLIP
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Skye, e.g. : ISLE
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One of the March sisters : MEG
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Carpet fibers : ISTLES
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Attaches : AIDES
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More than serious : ACUTE
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Opposite of tout : RIEN
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To be: Lat. : ESSE
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Commend, as for honors : CITE
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Court sort, for short : ATTY
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Apportion : METE
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Prospect : VIEW
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Sleep on it : BED
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Flightboard abbr. : ARR
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Model Aesop character : ANT
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_____ Te Ching : TAO
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Sovereign ruler: Abbr. : EMP

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 8 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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